After creating and selling two Fintech companies in Europe, Benoit founded Saviu to invest in ambitious startups on the African continent. Benoit is a long-standing entrepreneur with deep knowledge on how to develop start-ups from seed to growth. He sits on the board of several tech companies, which he advises on a day-to-day basis. Benoit holds a Master's degree from the European Business School (France).
Samuel has been working for more than 10 years within the Private Equity industry, with a strong focus on Impact Investments and Emerging markets. He started his career at Newfund (Venture Capital, France), Argos (LBO, Europe) and Proparco (Growth Capital & Impact, Africa), before joining Saviu as a Partner. Samuel holds a Master from ESSEC Business School, a Master from Sciences Po Paris, and a PhD from HEC Paris, where he still teaches Finance classes.
Before joining Saviu, Cynthia worked within the growth team of Eurazeo (Venture Capital, Europe), and Orange Digital Ventures (Corporate VC, Europe and Africa). She also has experience as a consultant at Founders Intelligence, advising corporates on their digital transformation strategies, and as Chief of Staff at Aqemia, a biotech startup. Cynthia holds a Master from ESCP Business School.